Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Too few Americans are aware that early advocates of Mother’s Day in the United States originally envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War. In 1870 — nearly 40 years before it became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 — social justice advocate Julia...
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The Easter Laugh

Easter is seen as “God’s supreme joke played on that old imposter, death.” The early theologians called it “Risus Paschalis” – the...
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  You asked for ideas about celebrating Christmas with lots of spirit and little cash. Choosing to simplify Christmas can be enriching, no matter why you've arrived at that choice. Don't be concerned that your children will suffer...
In early New England, at Thanksgiving time it was customary to place five grains of corn at every plate. This served as a reminder of those stern days in the first winter when the Pilgrims'...
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Ten Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas

  1.  Plan ahead. Instead of going on auto-pilot the day after Thanksgiving, hold a family meeting to decide what the group...

Get Ready for Lent: 40 Acts of Generosity

Lent begins March 6 this year! This year, do Lent differently, do Lent courageously, do Lent generously. Stretch your faith and change your community. One day...